It also features a microphone and Bluetooth support for connecting to devices. It is interesting to see a resurgence in hardware manufacturing from a games company that has traditionally stuck to software for a little over two decades, with Atari's last console being the Atari Jaguar, which released in 1993, with a follow-up CD attachment which released in 1995.
Atari says the Speakerhat "feels natural and normal to wear for longer periods of time", and it's already planning for future generations of the device.
Atari promises that the upcoming Speakerhat will eventually let consumers connect to other hats and listen in on the same stream, providing users with a unique alternative to having to share earbuds or headphones. Atari partnered with the tech company Audiowear to create the Speakerhat, which will make its official debut this week at San Diego Comic-Con.
Atari has teamed up with action figure maker NECA to make wearable technology products for the much anticipated Blade Runner 2049 movie, the sequel to the 1982 Ridley Scott sci-fi movie, which will be released on October 6, 2017.
"With the recent reveal of our Ataribox project and now with Speakerhats, we envision a full range of connected personal devices that live at society's intersection of entertainment, technology and social connectivity that legendary film worlds like "Blade Runner 2049" foretell". The intent is to continuously improve on design and engineering until the technology is completely invisible.
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Users will be able to buy their AC without leaving the house and then change the temperature without leaving the couch. It said in March that there was "substantial doubt" it could continue as a business after years of bleeding money.
Atari plans to make a Blade Runner 2049 hat as well as a number of other Atari-branded lifestyle products.
The speakers run on rechargeable lithium ion batteries, and the hat has an LED indicator light.
The Speakerhat isn't available to buy just yet, but Atari needs beta testers. The company says that the total value of the beta tester pack is around $300.
While everyone waits patiently to find out what exactly the Ataribox is, Atari is continuing to come up with new and innovative products to try and sell us.